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From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises The Candidate Podcast

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

From TheJournal.ie Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

From TheJournal.ie There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000 Non Stop Rise

There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000

Rents across the board have risen by 8.2% since last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze Rent Freeze

Dáil passes Sinn Féin bill proposing immediate rent freeze

The Rent Freeze (Fair Rent) Bill 2019 was brought forward by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

From TheJournal.ie Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

From TheJournal.ie Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

From TheJournal.ie People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400 Rent Freeze

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400 Renting

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400

Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze to cool housing market Housing Costs

Berlin state cabinet agrees five-year rent freeze to cool housing market

The measure would apply to apartments that were built before 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

From TheJournal.ie RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million Alternative Budget

Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million

Giving tax relief to renters would cost €279 million.

From TheJournal.ie Another two areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to soar Rising Rents

Another two areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to soar

Macroom, Cork and Carlow met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.

From TheJournal.ie 'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife' Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

From TheJournal.ie We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals? Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

From TheJournal.ie Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual' Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable' Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

From TheJournal.ie The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high Demand V Supply

The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high

In some areas, the average cost of rent is *much* higher than the average mortgage.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

From TheJournal.ie RTB threatened to take legal action if Take Back the City protested in its office again Rtb

RTB threatened to take legal action if Take Back the City protested in its office again

Around 50 people occupied the RTB’s Dublin office in November last year to highlight concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year Rtb

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year

One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.

From TheJournal.ie Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4% Renting

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

From TheJournal.ie Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland Housing

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent Public Transport

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent

Sandymount Station is the most expensive to live near, with rents averaging at €2,905 per month.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them? Rent

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?

Average rents in the capital have reached above €2,000.

From TheJournal.ie Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties Rent

Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy hopes to introduce the reform later this year.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures Record Numbers

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

From TheJournal.ie Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview London

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions New Laws

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

From TheJournal.ie Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise Soaring Rents

Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise

Limerick City East and Navan met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.

From TheJournal.ie Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits Housing

Just 8% of rental properties are available in Ireland within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

From TheJournal.ie Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed Housing

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

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